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Who we are
Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust
The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the rivers and streams across the catchment. They are strong advocates of partnership working and undertake a range of practical projects to improve the environment.
A committee of local authorities and statutory organisations, tasked with the sustainable management of local inshore sea fisheries resources. Their vision is to lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment, by securing a balance between social, environmental and economic benefits.
The Upper Adur Farmers Group consists of 37 farmers in the Upper Western part of the River Adur catchment in the Low Weald of West Sussex. With a wide range of farming systems and sizes including dairies, arable, beef, mixed farms and extensive nature conservation – we have a wide range of knowledge bases and targets. Together though our primary aims are restoring health to our soils through better understanding of regenerative agricultural principles, learning about natural flood management and increasing connectivity across the catchment for our wildlife. We will focus on better understanding the public goods that our farms can deliver, a robust post Brexit farming system with climate change resilience and mitigation
The Environment Agency endorses and promotes a holistic approach to protecting our precious water environment, from its source to the sea. As a member of the Adur and Ouse Catchment Partnership we are very proud to develop and deliver ideas and projects with our partners that will help to achieve our vision to reduce flood risk and create a better environment for people and wildlife.
South Downs National Park Authority
The South Downs National Park Authority is responsible for maintaining and enhancing all aspects of the area, ensuring it remains a special place. The South Downs National Park cuts right across the Adur and Ouse catchment, comprising a unique landscape, towns & villages, history &culture, and recreation opportunities. The SDNPA is responsible for planning, governance, policy and programming within the Park boundary.
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Many issues we need to deal with to restore a healthy Living Landscape to Sussex are at such a large scale that we can only tackle them by working together with communities, government organisations, landowners and others. Sussex Wildlife Trust is working at a landscape and river catchment scale to deliver and support partnership projects wherever we can.
Lewes District Council
Lewes District Council are responsible for flood risk and coastal erosion management across the District. We believe that it is vital to ensure the landscape characteristics of the coast and countryside are maintained and enhanced and seek to deliver environmental best practice in all that we do.
Southern Water supply drinking water and/or treat waste water across much the South East. We work with a range of partners such as stakeholders, landowners and farmers to create a safer, cleaner and more reliable water environment. We strive to be a lead in enhancing our natural world through improving rivers, reducing flood risk and cutting our carbon emissions.
The Living Coast
The Living Coast is Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO World Biosphere Region. The Living Coast stretches from the Adur to the Ouse, up over the Downs to Ditchling and 2 miles off shore. We support all aspects of sustainable development in the region through our mission of connecting people and nature to inspire a positive future, today.
Sussex Flow Initiative
The Sussex Flow Initiative is a Natural Flood Management project working with and restoring natural processes to reduce flood risk within the River Ouse catchment, in Sussex. The project started in 2012, as a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency, and recently received support from Lewes District Council.
Reserves are at the heart of what we do. They're vital to our conservation work and priceless spaces for everyone to get close to nature. We believe they work best when they connect with wild spaces and habitats in the wider landscape. That's why were working to make bigger, better and more joined up homes.
Adur & Worthing Council
Adur & Worthing Council works with the local community and collaborating with partners. We plan to tackle some of the biggest environmental issues of our time - from climate change, biodiversity loss, clean energy and transport, to poor air quality, water efficiency, water quality, and waste reduction.
South East Water
We supply top quality drinking water to 2.2 million customers in the south east of England. Through a network of 9,000 miles of pipe, we deliver 520 million litres of water every day. To supply today’s customers, we draw water from more than 250 boreholes, six rivers and six reservoirs. This water is treated at one of our 83 treatment works. Our customers rely on a secure supply of our natural resource – water. That’s why we see our role as guardians of the environment.
University of Brighton
The University of Brighton Centre for Aquatic Environments is an innovative, interdisciplinary and impact-driven research centre with internationally excellent academics providing scientific evidence and people-focused solutions to optimise the responsible management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.